The software is here, and after going through a cumbersome installation process, I have had a chance to play with it a little bit. I will be working more with it here in the next few days. As expected, this software is not great. I would love to be able to tell you that it is, but there are some significant things that need to be fixed. I will be constructing a list of the issues that I have with it, to give to Craftwell. In the past, Craftwell has been very receptive to users and their thoughts on the types of things that the eCraft should be able to do, so I anticipate that they will have the same attitude towards the software. If they do not respond and make the software something that crafters will want to use, that could spell big trouble for the eCraft. Consumers may be reluctant to purchase the machine and/or third party software developers will come into play and make software that crafters will want to use. It is really in Craftwell's best interest to address these software issues as quickly as possible.
I do have to say one more thing about the software...it has good bones. It has been developed to be user-friendly and easy to understand, which is always a plus. With updates, this software can be updated to become a more advanced software program. For a first version of a software, it isn't horrible (it could be a lot worse) and no one should take this to mean that this will be the final product. They have a decent platform here upon which to build, and those of us that use it should be offering our critiques, in the spirit of building something better.
Here are the videos, showing just a quick overview, in two parts.